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Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

Aug. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery is settling back into being a starting pitcher again, and the results are showing. The left-hander outdueled Noah Syndergaard as the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. In his first three starts after...

Guerrero, Grichuk power Blue Jays to 7-3 win over Mariners

Aug. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have found home runs are better when they happen together. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit back-to-back homers, Jacob Waguespack won his third straight decision and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Friday night. Derek Fisher and Danny Jansen...

Dropped popup was key to Twins' 4-3 win over Rangers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning...

Tanaka, Judge help Yankees rebound with 3-2 win over Indians

Aug. 17, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was happy with his first multihit game in nearly two weeks, but it was a defensive gem by teammate Brett Gardner that had the right fielder buzzing. In a game with a postseason feel, Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs, Gardner made a game-saving catch in...

Benintendi, Porcello lead Red Sox past Orioles, 9-1

Aug. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The hits never stopped coming for the defending champion Red Sox. Now the pitching might be falling in line, too. Rick Porcello held the Orioles to one run over six innings for his sixth win in eight starts and received plenty of support as Boston topped Baltimore 9-1 on Friday night. Andrew...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

CORRECTIVE: Mario Cuomo Bridge story

Aug. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 15, The Associated Press, relying on information from state officials, erroneously reported which New York agencies were involved in fixing signs for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to add the governor's middle initial. State officials now say only the Thruway Authority has...

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Aug. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Dr. Michael Baden, 85, the pathologist who investigated the...